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We All Like to Reblog (via WordPress.com News)—but not the way WordPress wants

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This post has two purposes:

o To test the feature of the blog post mentioned.

o To criticize this feature.

If you read the original post, you will see that (in a common, but amateurish, mistake) the feature entangles various concepts and ideas in an unfortunate manner. It should, notably, be possibly to re-blog without liking and “bookmarking” without liking (i.e. add the post to an internal page in the manner described without increasing the page’s like count).

As a further complication, it does not currently appear to be possible to un-like a post after liking it. (Note e.g. the risk of a mistaken click or a change of heart.) The absense of a “dislike”, OTOH, can be defended.

For those who wonder: I am still actively writing on the article series on unfair argumentation—it just takes longer than anticipated.

We All Like to Reblog Have you ever come across a blog post that you enjoyed so much you wanted to easily share it with the readers of your own blog? Sure, you can copy and paste the link and perhaps even a snippet of text with your own comments, but overall it's not a particularly enjoyable experience. We wanted to change this and make sharing other posts with your readers as easy as posting to your blog. Today we're introducing a new like and reblog feature enabled … Read More

via WordPress.com News


Written by michaeleriksson

June 13, 2010 at 10:28 am

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